Diagnosis and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a clinical reference work for primary care physicians, internists, general endocrinologists, obstetricians, gynecologists and students. PCOS is a common but often misdiagnosed disease. Many symptoms can be alleviated by early intervention and effective management.Prominent endocrinologists have contributed recent data current research on the pathogenesis, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of PCOS.
The variety of medical issues presenting in PCOS patients result in late referrals or inappropriate advice. This title will be a tool in understanding the metabolic and genetic basis of PCOS, while providing management strategies.
Written for: General Practitioners, Internists, General EndocrinologistsTable of contents
Introduction.- Part 1. The Syndrome.- The menstrual cycle in PCOS.- Imaging.- Part 2. Insulin resistance in PCOS.- Genetics of PCOS.- Genetics of insulin resistance.- Uterine origins and evolution in childhood.- Part 3. Hyperandrogenism.- Infertility in PCOS.- Risk of diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.- Risks and prevention of cardiovascular disease.- Pregnancy complications.- Sleep disorders.- Depression and dementia.- Risks of malignancy.- Part 4. Diet.- Exercise.- Psychological support.- Medical treatment.- Treatment of hirsuitism and acne.- Ovulation induction.- Surgical management.- After the menopause.- Index.